Sunday, September 19, 2004

SPEAKING OF WEATHER. I found the following quotes regarding talking about the weather:

"Change of weather is the discourse of fools," said Thomas Fuller. Seems like a rather caustic and dismissive perspective. What do you think?

"Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it." So said Charles Dudley Warner. Hmmm...

"Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather." This is attributed to John Ruskin. I identify with the spirit of Ruskin, but I wonder if John ever lived through a hurricane?

The best observer of weather I have read is Annie Dillard, particularly in For the Time Being. Weather is one of the threads she weaves in this most breathtaking book. I will have to select a good paragraph from it to post.

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